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that leadership from president obama. >> one option, executive orders and federal regulations. more than 5700 new ones posted in the last 90 days alone. there is another option. >> the way to do it from the union's perspective is to raise the workers' pay around the world. >> and the u.s. unions are trying to do just that, laying the ground work to protect workers from "detroit to juarez and shanghai to bogota. getting the corporations to agree is another mat. >>> the biggest problem confronting the country is excessive spending. >> we forego $1.2 trillion a year in the tax code. money that otherwise would go to the the government. >> the tug of the war over the nation's economy continues. a crucial and contentious debt ceiling debate. i'm doug mcelway in for shannon bream. america's news headquarters live from the nation's capital starts root now. lawmakers already rolling up their sleeves for the next round of fiscal fights. two weeks before he begins his second term president obama may be unvealing his new strategy for dealing with congress. molly henneberg with details now. >> president obama
for everyone. >> president obama and the new republican senatorrom tex, ted cruz. contrary to what you have heard, we did not face up to an economic crisis. all they did was go through another political crisis. but try to pick the winners and losers of the deal. how about the taxpayers. how do they fair? >> rich people who make more than $400,000 will pay more. i suppose the middle class will be somewhat on touched but because of the payroll holiday expiring, middle-class people will be paying more money to. everyone lost and that's the truth. you do this and this goes on with increasing intensity and everyone loses in the end. >> winners and losers? >> the real problem is we have this exploding debt and we are adding $1 trillion per year an it is mpletely unprecented. there's no change in sight. this is the debt ceiling debate of july and august 2011 which was supposed to come to grips with spending and our debt. it was punted off until this january. what came out was another probably as a result of the next one. we will come out with everything deferred. we are not facing the problem. ult
israel and it's requirements. >> president obama told nbc news last week he sees nothing to disqualify hagle. shannon. >> a powerful earthquake off the coast of alaska. it was just west of craig, alaska sparking the tsunami warning for hundreds of miles of coastline. but it was cancelled after the warning center said the waves generated were too small to be a threat. still the quake caused about 15 minutes ever panic, sending people to highest ground. some say it's the strongest earthquake they have felt in a decade. and it could take until the spring to remove a grounded oil rigging ship near an alaskan island. the fury of the winter is going to make removing the rig very difficult. shell barge ran aground monday during a fierce storm. more than 600 working on its recovery. dominique is following the story from los angeles. dominic. >> shell is saying tonight it doesn't plan on removing any of the fuel before it's towed away, saying that is too risky and this is a very dangerous operation. what they are doing today is hooking a main towline to the rig. and this depends on weather cond
, they are getting them, despite the obama administration's new health care law, one of the main goals of which was to stem the rapid rise of insurance costs for consumers peter dec has more. >> reporter: dave jones, the california commissioner, says that rates are going up because of what he calls a huge loophole in the affordable care act, more commonly known as obamacare. it says that insurance companies cannot raise premiums more than 10%, unless it's approved by a rate review program. but in california, anthem blue cross says they want to raise premiums 26% for some policy holders. aetna wants to raise them 22% and blue sheefld california wants to raise them 20%. you see, california cannot forbid insurers from jacking their rates up of the the folks who will be most hurt are the one who is buy coverage on their own and don't get it through work because people covered by employer-based policies are only looking at a 4% increase in their rates. the reason these companies are able to raise their premium this is much is because health insurance for them -- health care for them -- is still gett
courtroom. not on the internet. brian moore, nbc news. >>> president obama heads back to washington tomorrow after vacationing with his family in hawaii. one of his priorities is to get congress to lift the federal debt ceiling. in his weekly address, he said he will not compromise on the issues. >> if congress refuses to give the united states the ability to pay its bills online interesting consequences for the entire global economy could be catastrophic. last time congress threatened this course of action, our entire economy suffered for it. our families and our businesses cannot afford that dangerous game again. >> the nation's credit rating was downgraded the last time lawmakers threatened inaction on the debt ceiling in 2011. >>> a whale of a price for a high quality tuna. a bluefin tuna was sold for the egive lenl of $1.7 million in auction in tokyo. the major of the sushi chain was the buyer. he said although the fish was of the highest quality and color, he was surprised at that high purchase price. the fish has already been shipped to the sushi chain where a few lucky customers got
. 12 people were killed in a movie theater last year. >> president obama is promising quick action on new gun control laws. loophole ahe gu glaring problem. some gun shows are feeling the heat. >> the shadow of newtown fell in nearbygun show stamford, connecticut. they declined to request to cancel the event. if you cancel it -- a lot of ill be hurt by it. >> others have been called off. another has agreed not to display semi automatic rifles. buying. a lot of panic that in the talk of new gun coming from washington. >> there is purchase of possession. there is a report of 2.8 thaton background checks in 2012.gun buyers that is an increase in one year. some stores have trouble keeping their shelves filled. more people are taking shooting instructions. we went from one class a two or three classes a month. in upstate new york, the editors of the journal news have made public the names and e holding af everyon two towns north of , complete with a .ap a third county is refusing to un owners.ts list of goin the news has hired armed guards in the wake of a backlash. abc 7 news, new york
and more of the pictures of this melee. >> jamie: plus, fox news learning that president obama will nominate chuck hagel to be the next defense secretary as early as tomorrow. if so, hagel should not expect sailing through his confirmation hearing as the criticism rises from both sides of the aisle. >> i do think it is interesting that the president seems to be hell bent on nominating him despite a number of prominent republicans have criticized him and democratic senators have been surprisingly silent on it. this is president right now who is drunk the tea. gave bth to my daughter on may 18th, five days later, i had a massive heart attack. bayer aspirin was the first thing the emts gave me. now, i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. [ woman ] learn from my story. [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology
of cutting it up and putting them on a budget, obama says give them a new credit card. >> yes, we have to do more cuts. the president's been clear, he put on the table $1.2 trillion in cuts proposal combined with $1.2 trillion of revenue. the only reason we weren't able to do forward is house republicans decided not to follow speaker boehner. >> john roberts is filling in on "fox news sunday" for chris wallace. great to see you. >> great to see you too. if that discussion is any indication, the next eight weeks are going to go interest on capitol hill with a lot of fur flying. >> can you see them agreeing on anything? >> absolutely not. mitch mcconnell laid down a marker saying we're done with the revenue side. we're not accepting any revenue generated off the backs of the american public. the president is saying i want more, i want another $600 billion as chris van holland alluded to. so far the white house has only proposed a miniscule number of cuts. so the next debate is going to be all about spending cuts. and the big question is, because there are three deadlines, the debt ceiling, the
shell. is that too much dralm ajim? >> well, i mean, it works for christydoesn't it? the governor of new jersey set himself up as a figure looking down with mostly scorn at the democrats and republicans in terms of the middle of the country that feels anti-congress . not all that keen on president obama either it is a pretty good position. >> she - on he does have to run for reelection. >> the decision to delay the vote to make sure the money was well spent. bill kristol defended it. >> it is indefensible and we talk about well spent money, shut down the entire congress. come on, it was a political move and there was a response to a political move that was genuine not only by chris christy but pete king who said the same thing. disaster money should not be politicized. >> the point, justin critics of the bill said it was not all disaster relief. >> let it go to the floor. the speaker had an open vote and he could have done it here and they had the vote to pass it >> media mean seems to be that the gop was out of touch and divided. many judy , agree with that. was that the way the headlin
a day men's 50+. >>> we start with developing news. confirmed by nbc news, an obama administration official could be firming to nbc news that president obama will in fact nominate former republican senator from nebraska senator chuck hagel for defense secretary. the 66-year-old hagel was wounded during vietnam and initially backed the iraq war and later became a fierce critic of the bush administration's defense policies. if confirmed, republicans and democrats have vowed quite the fight over this nomination. now, let's go ahead and take a visit to our political playground. spotted a trend this week of politicians taking digs at each other in an interview with the "new york times" magazine. former presidential candidate and utah governor jon huntsman had this to say about cerne people who gave him props during the campaign. quote, you have people like michael moore, bill clinton and jimmy carter coming out and giving you kudos as a sane republican. that does not play so well in the primary phase of iowa or south carolina. to be fair, huntsman was referring to the kudos as an added
security requirements. >> reporter: president obama told nbc news last weekend he sees, quote, nothing to disqualify hagel. in washington, james rosen, fox news. >>> there is the battle over whether to raise the debt ceiling again. right now, it is set at $16.4 trillion. you might remember, there was a fight over whether to set it that high. in february, congress will have to decide again whether to raise it. it's a decision that essentially covers money already spent. >> something i will not compromise over is whether or not congress should pay the tab for a bill they have already racked up. if congress refuses to give the united states the ability to pay its bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy could be catastrophic. >> the president and the democrats controlling washington repeatedly refuse to take any meaningful steps to make washington live within its means. >> last time congress threatened not to raise the debt ceiling, one creditor dropped the nation's credit rating. the international monetary fund warns that another fight like that will affect the world
. now, president obama on new year's eve, and on congress to avert the so-called fiscal cliff and middle-class tax hikes. [applause] >> happy new year to you. >> hello, everybody. thank you. everybody have a seat. good afternoon, everybody. welcome to the white house. i realize that the last thing you want to hear on new year's eve is another speech from me. but i do need to talk about the progress being made in congress today. for the last few days, leaders of both parties are working toward an agreement that will prevent a middle-class tax hike from hitting 98% of all americans starting tomorrow. preventing that tax hike has been my top priority. the last thing that folks like the folks appear on this stage can afford right now is to pay an extra $2,000 in taxes next year. middle-class families cannot afford it, businesses cannot afford it, our economy cannot afford it. today, it appears an agreement to prevent this new year's tax hike is within sight. but it is not done. there are still issues left to resolve but we are hopeful that congress can get it done. it is not done. part of th
nice with president obama. >> good evening. breaking news tonight, superstorm sanity crashing astore in southern jersey in the last hour. 2.8 million people without power. >> i watched these extraordinary scenes over new jersey today. really quite unprecedented. i haven't seen anything quite like it. have you anything like this in your lifetime? >> no, i haven't. you see the sea side heights, you see the boardwalk where the program "the jersey shore" is filmed. the boardwalk is gone. it is gone. it's in the ocean. it's incredible. homes destroyed. it's an awful thing. >> you take charge like you've always done in a very impressive way. people have been surprised you have been so out spokenly supportive and praise worthy to the president. i'm not surprised knowing you, but tell me why you were happy to do that so close to the election when some say politically that wasn't the best thing to do. >> this is much more important than any election. this is the livelihood of the people in my state. and when the president does things that deserve praise, i will give him praise. and when the p
. no longer. good news is community colleges which again is president obama's priority to fund them. they are cheap. you may have to have a survival job whether it's driving a cab or being a waiter, wal-mart greeter in the meantime but training at the community colleges will enable you to train for a career that should have sustainability. >> on those community colleges, are those faculties, administrations, the way they are, are they willing to change? say somebody that's been teaching english, that person may not be needed as much as somebody that will teach you to read an x-ray. >> actually better than almost any institutions in america community colleges stay in touch with employment trends and hire people part time, temp whatever, from industry, etc. frankly i think community colleges are the smart money especially for longterm unemployed and people who are lousy networkers. people who are lousy networkers and have lousy skills will not do better by training or continue looking for a low skilled generic job. they need a specific train like robotics, airplane repair, green he ha
of the great state of new york seems to be regular in form and authentic, and it appears that barack obama of illinois received 29 votes for president and joseph biden of delaware received 29 votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of north carolina seems to be regular in form and authentic, and it appears that mitt romney of massachusetts received 15 votes for president and a paul ryan of wisconsin received 15 votes per byte -- for vice-president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of north dakota seems to be regular and the form and authentic, and it appears that mitt romney of massachusetts received three votes for president and paul ryan of wisconsin received three votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of ohio seems to be regular in form and authentic, and it appears that barack obama of illinois received 18 votes for president and joseph biden of delaware received 18 votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electora
not too late to get a vaccine. in alameda, allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> today president obama's weekly addressed focused on his next challenge with congress, the debt ceiling. >> one hing i will commote compromise is lightning congress should pay the tab for a bill they already wracks up. if congress refuses to gift united states the ability to pay its bills the consequences could be catastrophic. republicans say a deal must include spending cuts, but the g.o.p. is not unified in its own strategy. yesterday former president candw commented. >>> google said the decision to block map was to ensue a good user experience and not about exceptionally interfering with a rival product. according tot tech site google is working on a redirect so window users can use the map service. >> some homeowners on storm- ravaged staten island, new york are furious that going is touring neighborhoods, photographing damaged homes for it's 360-degree map technology. google says it's updating the photos to "help people around the world better understand the extent of the damage. google says it plan
winners were when we come back. >> president obama for his part praised this week's huge new tax increase saying that millionaires and billionaires will finally pay their fair share under the fiscal cliff compromise, that is unless they were smart enough to hire a lobbyist. those folks managed to get their taxes reduced in the deal, as congress handed out 78 million dollars in tax write-offs for nascar track owners 222 million dollars in tax rebates forum distillers, and 430 million in tax credit for hollywood producers, and billions more in green energy give aways. so, mary, i thought this was about social justice, the rich paying their fair share. what happened? >> yes, the rich paying their fair share to her rich people. it's redistribution. >> paul: from the rich to the rich. >> well, we know this is basically how washington works. you have lots of lobbyists working on capitol hill and their job is to get money out of the rest of us and give it to special interest and that's basically what happened here. you remember way back when we when we started talking about this, lower the rates
very much for joining us. >> these are the top stories we're following right now in the cnn news room. we've learned that president obama will nominate chuck hagel to be defense secretary. that will happen tomorrow. the former senator from nebraska is a vietnam war hero, he served on capitol hill for a decade. but his confirmation process won't be smooth sailing. hagel angered some lawmakers for supports talks with hamas. and supporting sanctions on iran. >> this is an controversial pick, he's an an ta tag nistic figure when it comes to iran. >> he would face tough questions about his opposition to the successful 2007 troop surge in iraq. >>> it's been two days since his plane vanished and the fate of vittorio missoni is still unknown. his priest plane left venezuela on friday, but never made it to caracas. so far, search crews have not spotted any signs of a crash. the missoni fashion house is known for its line of high-end knit wear. now to syria where president bashar al assad made a rare speech and was in rare form today as he blasted the opposition and defiantly resisted internat
, steubenville,ville. >>> more tonight on nbc unitedly news. >>> president obama is headed back to washington after wrapping up his vacation in hawaii. there is a new congress waiting for him in the capital. the nation's capital. will they have the same old problems? david gregory is moderator of "meet the press". good morning. >> good morning, carrick qaa. >> the first fight is a familiar one, the debt ceiling. when you look at this new congress, what will we see when it plays out? also a familiar scenario? >> well, i think there's so much division within the republican party. when you look at reaction to this fiscal cliff bill, a temporary measure and you see how it has torn the republican party apart, it begs the question what is going to change when it comes to the debt ceiling. the president state aid red line say he will not negotiate the debt ceiling. in 2011 they finally got a deal. america's credit rating was downgraded with them playing chicken one side on the other. he will be locked in with republicans over spending. now that they have given on the tax part of this there are so ma
to demand. who blinks first? >> that's the key question. president obama has shown new toughness in his negotiations with congress since his re-election, coming off a stronger than expected victory, of course, and also feeling like he learned some lessons from past fights with the congress. he has said he will not negotiate around the debt ceiling. at the same time, republicans feel like they have much more leverage in this debate. they felt like they were kind of on the losing end of the last fiscal cliff fight with their position that could have caused some tax increases on everyone, including middle class americans. so they were in a tough spot. they feel like this is an issue where they have more public support. the issue that we need to cut spending and that we shouldn't just keep raising the debt ceiling. so those are the dynamics going into that fight. add into that that speaker boehner is in a somewhat weakened position coming out of a tighter than expected fight for him to be reelected speaker. he will be speaker again but had to overcome some dissension in his own ranks to get
headquarters i'm shannon. fox news learns president obama could name former republican senator chuck hagle as his new secretary of defense as early as monday. but it is likely to face obstacles. he has angered others with his stands on israel and iran and gay rights don't like comments he made about a gay diplomat in the pass >> police aren't sure what touched off a deadly shooting rampage earlier today. this is a scene at the a townhome where the suspected gunman barricaded himself in aurora. a hostage negotiators was brought in. when it was over four people were dead, including the suspect. six months ago another gunman opened fire inside en aurora movie theater, killing dozens of people. now back to huckabee. >> in 1986 this woman was walking to work in new york. she passed an 11-year-old boy named maurice who said he was hungry and he asked her for money to buy food. she kept walking but then stopped and walked back to morris and offered to take him to mcdonalds for a burger. his mom was on drug and his dad in a street gaining. she knew he needed more than just a meal that afternoon. f
again. happy new year. even before president obama's autopen signed this week's deal into law, it was clear that any cease-fire in washington's battles over taxes and spending would be painfully brief. three new deadlines loom. by the end of february, the treasury will lose the power to borrow more to pay america's bills. across-the-board spending cuts to every federal program taken on march 1st and the government will run out of all congressional funding by the end of march. three more coming fast and with that let me turn to the man who negotiated last week's compromise with the white house, senate republican leader mitch mcconnell. thank you for joining us, senator. >> good morning, george. >> i know you think the deal you negotiated is imperfect and you want to fix it as we approach the debt limit. you say no increase in the debt limit without major cuts in spending. the president says he won't even negotiate over that. so to borrow general david petraeus' famous quote from the iraq war, how does this end? >> well, first let me say these last-minute deals are no way to run
on a budget barack obama says give us a new credit card and by the way, harry reid you don't have to pass a budget in three years. this is crazy. >> would you support this year letting the debt ceiling deadline last? >> what i won't support is not dealing with the problem. americans sent us here to deal with the problem. the way this town works this fiscal cliff deal the only winners in the fiscal cliff deal were washington. they got more money. the folks i represent in the fourth district of ohio they lost revenue, small business owners had money taken from them. washington always wins and the politicians and consultants and folks here always win. 7 of the 10 wealthiest counties in the country are in the d.c. area. mr. van hollen represents one of those. this area regular americans lose and it is about time we said stop this madness and cut up the credit cards and we want a solution not another washington deal which helps d.c. >> a couple of joints, john. first of all, the sequester was not kicked down the road. it was replaced for two months -- >> replaced means postponed which is what
. back to you in just a bit. >>> as president obama returns to washington and to a new congress, some old familiar issues still have to be resolved. about an hour ago air force one landed at andrews air force base in maryland. the obamas returning from their rayian holiday which was interrupted by the fiscal cliff negotiations. president obama's weekly although address repeated that he will not negotiate raising the debt limit to raise bills congress has already racked up. you may recall last year that resulted in the nation's credit rating taking a dive. and the congressional debate over taxes versus spending is anything but over. >>> we are talking about looking at the tax code, putting everything on the table from the standpoint of closing loopholes. and we know that we can do that. special subsidies for big oil, for example, $38 billion right there. >> and meanwhile republican leaders coming off the fiscal cliff agreement feel the issue of taxation is now resolved and it's time to focus on reducing the federal deficit by spending less. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell made that
, the head of fox news said to his staff before the election, it looks like obama is winning. don't act like somebody ran over your dog. some did, but mostly they didn't. >> we live in an age now where this is possible to be sealed away from it be that does not agree with your own. is it really that different from the way the press used to behave? we live in an age of cable news network. is it now possible for one point of view it ever really except another point of view? view?cept abonother point of >> you are right about history. a big part of my book recounts the history of journalism from the invention of the written word to the year 2042. what i find is over and over again that golden period that so many people refer to is basically a golden age of media. contrary to media trends of the media getting cheaper and cheaper, there with the creation of a medium that was slightly more essential. required assembling enormous audiences, and how do you do that? it marginalizes outsiders and appeals to a broad middle. if you want to watch television, you will have to find yourself identifying wit
. the head of fox news sent to the staff before the election, if it looks like obama is winning, don't act like somebody ran over your dog. some did, but mostly they did not. >> we live in an age now where it is possible to little league be hermetically sealed off -- possible to be hermetically sealed off from any idea that is by yours. i'm wondering, many people pointed out, is there a difference in the way the press used to behave 150 years ago when everything -- we live in an age of 24/7 cable networks. is it impossible for one point of view to ever listen to another point of view? >> it is entirely possible. you are right about that history. i have spent a big chunk of my book recounting the history of journalism from the invention of the written word to the year 2042. a little sci-fi at the end. over and over again, that period, that golden period so basically is the golden age of consensus media. it happens because, contrary to centuries long historic trends and begin getting cheaper, did was a creation of a medium that was when more expensive, television. which required assembling e
on the fox news channel. >> brenda: just days after president obama lifted the federal worker pay freeze, someawmakers trying to refreeze their own salaries, saying they don't deserve the extra money, but caroline, you say they not only deserve it, they're underpaid, huh? >> i think they're underpaid, brenda, when you look the at the average amount that a ceo in a publicly traded country. 9.8 million and they make in the house. 5, 195, why is it the highest elected officials in our nation are making1/50th, approximately 1/50th of the corporate titans. i think this we paid them more they would be less beholden to special interests. >> brenda: i don't know where to start. they work hard and don't take that many vacations and get done what they have to do, don't they? >> well, first of all, the ceo's of major corporations actually add value to the economy. i don't think you could make that claim, but i think it's the wrong argunt. we have en arguing for years about this pay freeze. what i don't understand is why is there not a merit system ere? why is there across the board? i'm sure some l
on facebook. >> new this morning, president obama and the first family are back from their annual vacation in hawaii. the president arrived at andrews air force base this morning. we brought that to you live. he cut his vacation short, returning to washington to deal with the then-looming fiscal cliff. mr. obama returned to hawaii on january 2 once the deal was done. >> a new poll suggests that not all americans are aware of all the risks associated with obesity. the poll finds that one quarter of people think it's possible for someone to be overweight and healthy. researchers say americans are aware of obesity risks such as heart disease and diabetes. however, they found not everyone is aware of obesity's link to cancer, arthritis, sleep apnea and infertility. researchers say heart disease remains the nation's leading killer.and diabetes and obesity rates continue to climb. >> the small town of steubenville, ohio is at the center of a shocking rape investigation. two players of the town's high school football team are accused of repeatedly raping a girl back in august. images that referen
that dangerous game again. >> president obama also says he's looking forward to working with new congress to continue to boost the economy and shrink federal deficits. >>> president obama's 2008 election campaign was fined by the federal elections commission and it's one of the largest fines ever levied. the s.e.c. fined the campaign $375,000 for failing to report the identities of donors who contributed $2 million in the final weeks before the election. the fines followed an s.e.c. audit after complaints by the republican national committee and other groups. >>> we've got lots more ahead for you on "today in the bay." coming up, it's one of the island's newest treasures. the one major problem that's threatening this treasure island statue. >>> and in san francisco, you've got the clouds, but the rain for the most part is to the south. some rain is still falling in san jose. we'll let you know how long the rain will be part of your sunday forecast when we come right back. >> announcer: you are watching "today in the bay." >>> 7:14 is the time. we're getting fantastic pictures in and aroun
for the president. he comes back to washington with a pile of decisions to make including new defense and treasury secretaries, george stephanopoulos is here to talk about new attempts apparently to take on the nra by the obama administration. >> plus, the search for a missing fashion executive and his wife. vittoria missoni vanished when a small plane carrying six people disappeared off the coast of venezuela. that should be familiar if you shop at target. >> a lot get obsessed with target when they teamed up with target. in terms of college football, the championship game, notre dame against 'bama. >> our josh elliott is in miami covering the hope up to tomorrow night's game. don't confuse the red for being an 'bama fan. >> going with the irish. josh looks happy being on the beach as opposed to in the frigid northeast. a lot of news breaking overnight, and, of course, for that we turn to mr. ron claiborne. >> faris and harris. >>> aurora, colorado, still reeling. four people killed including an armed suspect killed in a shootout with the police s.w.a.t. team. clayton sandell has the story. >> re
wanted a deal and it was a toxic suggestion. obama came out on new year's eve and prior to that saying the middle class wouldn't be hit with tax increases. they are hit with tax increases. it wasn't the $2,000 he talked about avoiding about about a thousand on average. people are seeing it in paychecks now. it isn't the only surprise in this awful bill but it's one of the surprises. >> the average household will see about $1,600 in new taxes this year as a result of it. taken out in small chunks every paycheck but you'll see it over the course of the year. >> it is. it's reducing the ability of the consumers to spend. that has been the recurrent theme on avoiding the tax cliff, the fiscal cliff, was we didn't want to ding the consumer because that's how recovery works. people have less money to spend. >> we heard from democrats. they wanted more stimulus money, more money infused in the economy for people to spend. they didn't get a lot but here's an opportunity where they could have had that amount of money in the economy and let it laps. >> the tax deal is another big fraud like obam
. the new york "time" sued the obama administration and lost. the newspaper was trying to gain access about u.s. drone strikes targeted to kill people suspected to having ties to terrorism. federal judge ruled this week that the press isn't entitled to such access under the freedom of information act, even while noting the disclosure could help the public understand the vast and seemingly ever-growing exercise in which we've been engaged for well over a decade at great cost in lives, treasure and at least in the minds of some personal liberty. >>> the judge is right on that score. how an administration carry os us a war especially a stealth watch, should without compromising national security, be public information. times is appealing the decision. hanna storm is back on the air after a terrible accident. the espn correspondent was badly burned in an explosion at her propane gas grill. >> it happened in a split second and immediately i was on fire. so my hair was on fire, my chest and the whole top of my shirt was on fire. i yelled inside to my 15-year-old daughter who was in the kitchen, m
-term deficit. >> and new today politico is reporting that president obama has settled on former republican senator chuck hagel for secretary of defense. an announcement is expected on this tomorrow. >>> let's go right to the white house, where the first family arrived less than an hour ago now, like 30 minutes ago. and the president has at least three big things waiting for him. nbc white house correspondent peter alexander is joining me live. peter, good sunday to you. let's first hear more about his reported pick for defense
the news on twitter yesterday, saying "i introduced the first bill of the 113th congress to repeal obama care in its entirety." somehow i just don't think the 34th time will be the charm. next, everybody's dream to walk into a deli and find out a sandwich has been named after you, right? not in this case. if the words total baloney sum up how you feel about how the congress asked. order the congressional sandwich special. mostly a balloooney sandwich. how the sandwich made the menu. >> listening to the nonsense and waiting for congress as we always do, waiting, waiting, waiting, we had ordered baloney, and i thought we need to do a baloney sandwich. >> the congressional sandwich is a limited time offer. >>> has capitol hill seen the last of barney frank? apparently, frank is game to prolong things a bit. on "morning joe" frank broke the news that he wants to take on the position of interim senator when john kerry becomes secretary of state. >> a month ago, a few weeks ago, i sad i wasn't interested, which it's like are you about toed graduate and it's like you have to go to summer school
. >>> president obama is expected to nominate former nebraska senator chuck hagel for defense secretary early next week. according to nbc news, the white house is aware hagel's nomination could set up a confirmation fight, some conservatives and pro-israel
stephanopoulos is here to talk about new attempts apparently to take on the nra by the obama administration. >>> plus, the search for a missing fashion executive and his wife. vittoria missoni, owner of a fashion empire, vanished when a small plane carrying six people disappeared off the coast of venezuela. that name should be familiar if you shop at target. >> a lot get obsessed with missoni when they teamed up with target. >>> and in terms of college football, it doesn't get any bigger than this, the championship game, notre dame against 'bama. >> our josh elliott is in miami covering the hope, the hype and the runup to tomorrow night's game. and you know what? don't confuse the red for being a 'bama fan. because i'm not. i'm going for the irish. mid western girl, have to stick to my roots. >> going with the irish. by the way, josh looks pretty happy being on the beach as opposed to the frigid northeast. >>> a lot of news breaking overnight, and, of course, for that we turn to mr. ron claiborne. >> dan and paula, faris and harris, good morning to everyone. >>> we begin with that deadly st
about jobs coming out. and new york's puam county. publishing the names and locations of gun owners. is the right to privacy overridden by a newspaper's ideology? we will take that us tonight. our first guest says that president obama's deman that do not be used in the bargaining is absolutely critical. our spding is out of control and the houshas the leverage of controlling the nations pursestrings. joing us now is paul gosar. good to have you with us. already we are hearing discussions in this case initiated by senator john cornyn. he shuown may alady be in process? >> we have an administration that is addicted to spending. when yu have an addiction, you do it incrementally. but we also have to do is teach the american people that we have a president that has misinformed online about the strength of this country finds itself in. >> congressman, i am as fiscally conservative as anyone in this country. but at what point do you all say that we are going to have to wait until the next round of eltions? solvation does not lie with shutting down the federal government. it has been demon
addresses by president obama in rep. camp. tomorrow on washington journal, a discussion on the agenda for the new congress with a republican strategist john feehary and jim manley. and and look at the salaries of current members of congress. national journal senior correspondent james kicked field talks about president obama's foreign-policy agenda. live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c- span. >> the big discussion i remember was what is richard nixon going to do? >> this is like a time bomb. this thing get out and gets to the press, it is a disaster for all of us. quick johnny came to me -- >> jenny came to me and said the president's council has bought me a list of 50 names of people. the was a very unpleasant thing to have happened to you. >> it was shortly after the farewell speech. the chief of staff called me. he said we forgot one thing -- a resignation letter. i said that is very interesting, i would be glad to read it. i would be glad to read it.
gigot. well, with no time to spare, congress passed and president obama signed into law this week a bill to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. the new years day deal represents the biggest tax increase the country has seen in 20 years, all in return for billions of dollars in new spending and spun of course, as a tax cut for the middle class. here with a look at what it it means for your pocket book, and the u.s. economy in 2013, wall street journal columnist and deputy editor dan henninger, mary o'grady and steve moore. let's go to you first, steve. based on our conversations this week, you like this deal a little more than do i. why don't you make the best case for it, for the deal? >> well, paul, this was for republicans a kind of eat your spinach moment. i just don't see any other alternative to what happened. and look, i think this is a rancid deal for so many reasons, especially the fact i think it's harmful to the economy. i guess my point, paul, would be i don't see republicans had much choice. i mean, you talk to john boehner and you talk to mitch mcconnell for six, seven weeks t
sleep number. comfort individualized. >>> from nbc news in washington, the world's longest-running television program, this is "meet the press." with david gregory. >> good sunday morning. a new year, a new congress. washington is getting back to work as president obama ended his hawaii vacation and members of the 113th congress were sworn in earlier this week alongside their families. spirits high, but the battle lines for the tough fights ahead are already being drawn. chief among them whether congress will vote to raise the country's debt ceiling. shortly after lawmakers reached a down to the wire deal on taxes to pull the country back from the fiscal cliff earlier this week, the president tried to preempt the debt limit showdown by firing a warning shot at republicans. he reiterated that call yesterday. >> one thing i will not compromise over is whether congress should pay the tab for a bill already racked up. the congress refuses to give the united states the ability to pay its bills on time, the results for the global economy could be catastrophic. >> congress has vow
it is the members themselves who get elected. host: another piece from peggy noonan from the "new york post" drama obama, after the past week it seems obama doesn't really to work wl with the other side -- well with the other side. he doesn't want big bipartisan victories. he wants his opponents in disarray fighting without and within and incapable. he wants them to be confused. guest: the fascinating thing about what happened in this latest compromise is how the president delegated joe biden to cut the adams. president obama is a terrible negotiator. it is his way or the highway. he doesn't want to give anything. to jim's point about extremism the biggest problem the country faces is spending, not taxes. pay tax. we need to deal with spending. the president has been irresponsible in dealing with the spending problem. he walked away from the bowles-simpson commission and hasn't put forward any ideas on how to handle entitles. host: you have been dealing with these last minute issues last year when the president and speaker boehner appeared close to an agreement that failed and for the first time i
obama and vice president biden. the magazine stands by its reporting. >>> washington seems hung up on three major issues as the new congress get downs to work. will chuck hagel win confirmation as defense secretary? is this the year for a new gun control law? and the standoff over the debt. here are the highlights from the sunday morning talk shows. >> why isn't chuck hagel the man? should the president nominate him? >> this is an in your face nomination by the president to all of us who are supportive of israel. >> chuck hagel was a republican senator from nebraska, a decorated veteran of the vietnam war, a person who has a resume that includes service on the foreign relations committee as well as the intelligence committee. yes, he is a serious candidate, if the president chooses to name him. >> you got to remember the second amendment is about freedom. bad guys aren't stupid, they are justices bad f they are intent on doing something bad, they will find a way to get a firearm and use it >> the argument against gun safety provisions is because it doesn't solve everything, we shou
and our businesses can not afford that dangerous game again. >> on the first day of the new congress, lawmakers introduced nearly a dozen bills related to gun violence. they come in the wake of the connecticut school shooting and promises from president obama to take concrete action to avoid another tragedy. >> reporter: as students at sandy hook elementary return to class, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords, nearly killed in a mass shooting two years ago visited newtown, connecticut. and on capitol hill, lawmakers arrived to begin a new session of congress. with members in both chambers taking aim at guns. >> we're going to have to stand up and stiffen our spine. >> dianne feinstein will introduce a bill to ban more than 100 assault weapons. another senate bill would ban high capacity magazines. and among nearly a dozen gun bills introduced on day one in the house are efforts to ban online sales of ammunition. and to require background checks for all firearm sales, including gun shows. two bills from freshmen republican congressmen would allow more guns around schools. echoing
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